2014 Nissan Altima Or Honda Accord: Which Is Better?

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Which car comes out on top? Is it the Nissan Altima or the Honda Accord? Read on to find out.

Both the Nissan Altima and the Honda Accord are midsize sedans that can carry 5 people and they are FWD. The former is automatic and the latter is 6 speed manual.

The Nissan Altima has a price tag of around $22, 280 and the Honda Accord comes in at around $21, 680. You can expect to get around 27mpg from the former when you take it around the city and 28mpg on the highway. The latter is 24mpg and 34mpg. This means that the Altima is 12.5% more fuel efficient in the city and 11.8% more efficient when on the highway.

You can expect around 486 miles when in the city and 684 miles on the highway with the Nissan Altima, the Honda Accord offers around 413 miles in the city and 585 on the highway.

The engine of the Nissan Altima is 183ho with 180 torque and it is a 2.5 litre gas inline 4 engine. The Honda Accord offers the 2.4 litre gas inline 4 engine which gives around 185hp and 181 torque.

On both cars the driver’s seat is height adjustable and offers 6 power adjustments. The passenger seating offers height adjustable headrests and 4 manual adjustments along with whiplash protection.

The Nissan Altima offers air filtration along with front air conditioning and rear heat ventilation ducts, the Honda Accord offers air filtration, air conditioning and automatic climate control along with front air conditioning dual zones.

The steering wheel of the Nissan Altima offers audio controls along with cruise controls and phone controls and it is tilt and telescopic adjustable. On the Honda Accord there is audio controls on the steering wheel, cruise control and phone controls along with tilt and telescopic adjustments.

Both cars offer intermittent front wipers, one touch windows, power windows and rear defogger, the Nissan offers remote window operation and the Honda offers speed sensitive front wipers.

The overall length of the Nissan Altima is 191.5 inches with a wheel based of 109.3 inches. The Honda Accord has a length of 191.4 inches and wheelbase of 109.3 inches. Cargo capacity on the Nissan is 15.4 cubic feet and on the Honda it is 15.8 cubic feet. Fuel capacity is 18 gallons for the Nissan and 17.2 for the Honda.

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